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May 17, 2007

Lee Kraznow Puzzle Box

at 7:43 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Crazy Hacks, DIY Hacks, Toy Hacks

Lee Kraznow makes Puzzle Boxes, they are simply amazing. At first I thought they were like the toys you see where you have to slide pieces together in a certain sequence. Was I wrong, this barcode box needs dozens of moves to simple remove one section!

Video after the jump.

“With so many possible ways to notch the pieces (each of which would yield a different puzzle solving experience) Lee Krasnow decided to design the notches of the Barcode Burr so that the pieces moved in a binary progression. This means that when all six pieces are retracted, the first move is to extend piece #1 which will then allow piece #2 to extend. Once #2 is extended, #1 must be pushed back in before #3 may extend. Because #3 is extended, #4 is now able to move, but not until #2 gets pushed back in place. Of course #2 cannot move until #1 is extended again, and then once this happens #1 must be pushed back in before #4 can finally move.”

Via: Make